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Re: primers

Symbiosis simply means `living together.' Parasites, commensals
and mutualists are all symbionts.  The term symbiosis does not specify
mutual benefit, just living in close association." 


On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 21:59:50 +0100 David Marjanovic
<david.marjanovic@gmx.at> writes:
> > Parasitism is a form of symbiosis.  See
> > www.cals.ncsu.edu/course/ent591k/symbiosis.html.
> This definition of "symbiosis" is, AFAIK, unique. Every time I've 
> been 
> taught the term it was restricted to mutualism.
> (BTW, I'm not sure if the term "mutualism" is used at all in 
> German.)